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“Sharon I am so so sorry to hear this but now he is happy and he was a wonderful man love you ”
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“So sorry for the family of your loss. Harry was a wonderful man whom we worked with for years. He was kind and helpful with anything that you needed...Read More »
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“My condolences to the Hickinbotham family.Harry was a great guy. I lived at 4730 Leila av. Robinson class 63. ”
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“Dear Sharon and family, So sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you for peace and strength at this time. I have thought of you through the...Read More »
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“I was so sad to hear of Harry's passing but I know he is in a better place. His sense of humor and wit will always be in my memory. He was blessed to...Read More »
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“Sharon, Kevin and Harrison, my love and condolences are with you at this time of loss. ”
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“I remember him as always smiling and being polite and kind to all his fellow students. ”
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Harrison Hindley Hickinbotham 75, of Tampa, went peacefully home to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday April 1, 2018 after complications from a 20 year battle with Parkinson's disease. Harry was born in Newark, Ohio to the late John and Geneva (McCutcheon) Hickinbotham on January 14, 1943. The family moved to Tampa in 1956. Harry attended Wilson Junior High, Plant High School and graduated from Robinson High School in 1961 as a member of its 1st graduating class. Harry played football for both Plant and Robinson. He ran track and was the City of Tampa high hurdles champ in 1960. He attended University of South Florida and graduated in 1965 with a degree in liberal arts/history and later added a degree in mechanical engineering. Harry served as a lieutenant with the Navy in aviation during the Vietnam war, and was deployed in the Alutian Islands in Alaska. He was employed by Shell Oil company and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years. Bayshore Baptist church was an important part of Harry's life. He has been a member there since 1964 serving on various committees and as a deacon.
Harry had an endearing smile, great sense of humor, outgoing personality and loved every animal he ever met. He loved "fixing" things, working on cars, and later in life riding his Harley. He was extremely proud of his two sons and all their achievements in school, athletics, and later with their chosen jobs and their families, especially his 4 granddaughters.
Harry is survived by his wife of 53 years, E. Sharon Ann (Younglove) Hickinbotham, sons J. Kevin (Karla), Harrison H. (Paula), granddaughters, Kacie, Alyssa, Abigail, and Hindley; brother John W. (Jackie) Hickinbotham, Lilburn, Ga; sisters, Judy J. (Jerry) McKinney, Tampa, and Pamela S. Hill, Charlotte, N.C. and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00 at Bayshore Baptist Church with service to follow at 3:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Bayshore Baptist Church or the Michael J Fox Foundation at michaeljfox.org/fasterprogress . Special thanks go to Harry's kind and wonderful caregivers who have been faithful to his needs over many years.